NBA Finals betting action continues on Thursday night from American Airlines Arena, where the Miami Heat will host the San Antonio Spurs in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 9:00 ET tip happening on ABC.
NBA Finals Game 1 Picks: San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, June 6th, 9:00 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
NBA Finals Odds: Heat -5
Spurs vs. Heat Live TV: ABC
The truth of the matter is that the Spurs have probably been the better of these two teams over the course of the last few weeks. San Antonio has only needed 14 games to get through the first three rounds of the playoffs combined, and it has a pair of sweeps. Against arguably a softer schedule, Miami has had to play 16 games, and it was forced all the way to the brink of elimination against the Indiana Pacers in the most recent round. As that series against Indiana wore on, it became painfully obviously that G Dwyane Wade and F Chris Bosh aren’t the players that they were in the regular season for whatever reason, and F LeBron James is going to be forced to win some of these games here in the NBA Finals all by himself. It’s not a good recipe by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s what Miami has to work with. The Spurs have had a full week to prepare for this series, knowing that they haven’t played a game since May 27th, and we know that they have put that time to good use. All that you have to do is go back and put in some tape of when LeBron met San Antonio in the NBA Finals the last time to know what this game is going to be like. The Spurs were dominant in that series, and we think that they legitimately could win this series, perhaps in relatively quick fashion, too. We think that when the going gets tough on the Heat, they’re going to be in a heck of a lot of trouble. We want the points in Game 1.
Spurs @ Heat Game 1 Pick: San Antonio Spurs +5
Spurs @ Heat Game 1 Prediction: Spurs 100 – Heat 96